Deon Holliday Jnr took the Class B title after a thrilling day’s racing. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Holliday Jnr takes Class B title after fierce Challenge

Heading into Round 8 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge as the Class B underdog, Deon Holliday Jnr finished the November 9-10 race weekend as class champion. The Monitor Net Volkswagen Polo driver came back from four points down at Zwartkops Raceway to take the title with a two-point winning margin. Friday’s practice sessions were hampered by oil-on-track, but Holliday Jnr felt confident ahead of Saturday morning’s qualifying session. He secured sixth place on the grid, but a reclassification of…

A win for Stiaan Kriel during the day’s final race was not enough to secure a championship title following two crucial penalties. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as 2018 Runner-up

A dramatic 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season finale saw Stiaan Kriel controversially finishing as championship runner up on Saturday, November 10. His on-track performance would have seen him taking his maiden title, but two significant protests saw Rory Atkinson emerge as champion at Zwartkops Raceway. Heading into Round 8, Kriel headed up the points table with a one-point advantage over Atkinson. Saturday morning’s qualifying session was stopped early on due to a competitor depositing oil onto the circuit. The red…

Mohamed Dangor qualified ahead of the Class B leaders and did not make it easy for them to find their way past. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

A show of strengths to come as the MotorMart Racing Team wraps up their 2018 season

While the final round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge delivered top quality action and drama with championship titles being decided, the MotorMart Racing Team delivered another steady performance to conclude their debut season. The season finale, held at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of November 9-10, saw the team again boasting with a 100% finishing record in Class B with both Mohamed Dangor and Robbie da Silva displaying a competitive approach.   Mohamed Dangor holds in own amidst a…

Zwartkops Raceway will see Quinton Needham’s final MotorMart VW Challenge appearance. Picture: Paul Blackburn

Final Challenge for Needham

Quinton Needham will be competing at the Zwartkops Raceway season finale of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge as privateer driver. Saturday, November 10 will also be his final campaign in the category prior to his move to the United States of America. On Monday, November 5, the MotorMart Racing Team announced that the season finale will see them implementing changes ahead of their 2019 campaign. With Needham’s move abroad, this saw him omitted from the team’s line-up, but he still…